The Untold Truth About Birth Control

Many women who have painful, heavy or irregular periods are instructed by the doctor to go on birth control to regulate their menstrual cycles. Many women are under the impression that birth control will solve all of their period problems but this is not the truth. The Untold Truth Unfortunately, women are deceived to believe […]

Does the Paragard IUD Cause Copper Toxicity?

What You Need to Know What is the Paragard IUD? As more women become more aware of  the side effects of hormonal birth control, the Paragard IUD has become a more attractive option claiming to be the only hormone-free IUD on the market. How Does the Paragard IUD work? The Paragard IUD is a T-shaped […]

Love Your Body: Go Green!

If your chicken doesn’t have antibiotics and hormones, why should your body? Why would we suppress ovulation with a contraceptive pill or shot and quiet symptoms that disrupt a woman’s cycle when we can offer a natural, holistic approach to address the root issues of a woman’s reproductive health?  Mainstream medicine reaches for the oral […]

Fertility Awareness: The Birth Control of Choice

Want to solve the mystery of fertility misconception?   Forty percent of women across all age groups expressed concerns about their ability to conceive. Yet one-third of women were unaware of adverse implications of sexually transmitted infections, obesity, or irregular menses for procreative success, and one-fifth were unaware of the effects of aging. Approximately 40% […]

From the Head to the Heart: Is the short-term fix worth the long-term problem?

Hormonal contraception is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for women but concurrently exposes them to the risks of depression, stroke, blood clots, heart attacks, breast cancer, cervical cancer, liver cancer, infertility, sexual malaise, discomfort, and the demineralization of bones. The World Health Organization classifies oral hormonal contraceptives as a Group 1 carcinogen along […]

A Painful Pill to Swallow : Is the short-term gain of using oral contraception worth the long-term costs?

A normal, pill-free ovulation cycle involves a chain reaction of four hormones: progesterone, estrogen, luteinizing hormone (LH) or follicle stimulatinghormone (FSH) to prepare the body for possible pregnancy and equips the body to maintain the pregnancy. The ovaries grow eggs, the uterine lining thickens, and the body undergoes ovulation, or the releasing of the egg […]

The Morning Aftermath : Is it possible to take the morning after pill and still have an unplanned pregnancy?

Emergency contraception pills like Plan B contain a synthetic hormone called progestin. They prevent pregnancy by delaying the release of the egg from the ovary to prevent fertilization.   According to Dr. Michelle Metz, general obgyn, emergency contraception can make your next period come late or early, and generally, it will be much heavier, and […]

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